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Old 12-27-2013, 08:34 AM   #11
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IMO, rotating trailer tires is a waste of time and effort.

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Old 12-27-2013, 10:17 AM   #12
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I have never heard of any one rotating trailer tires. I worked in tire shops for about 8 years and never one nor did I ever get asked about doing it. Actually don't see the point or benefit in doing it.

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Old 12-27-2013, 10:22 AM   #13
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IMO, rotating trailer tires is a waste of time and effort.
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Old 12-29-2013, 06:25 PM   #14
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I always go front to back on cars/trucks. this keeps the tires spinning in one direction. when you criss/cross them you change the tire rotation. I have seen tires separate steel belts because all of a sudden the tires are asked to perform in a different manner. yes, I know it sounds odd, but working on fleet cars and doing a little testing on rotation we found that keeping them on one side of a vehicle was best.

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Old 12-29-2013, 08:52 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by jbrostek View Post
Who rotates trailer tires? Mine usually dry rot long before they wear out.
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Old 12-29-2013, 08:59 PM   #16
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So have we really answered the "who's right" portion of the OP question?

IMO we haven't and probably never will.

Personally I do rotate mine,but only because it's included in the tire purchase deal I buy.
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Old 12-29-2013, 09:01 PM   #17
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No one is right or wrong.
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Old 12-30-2013, 08:39 AM   #18
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I use plan b the X pattern. No particular reason, just because.

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Old 12-30-2013, 09:01 AM   #19
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The only trailer I have rotated tires in a tri axle, never rotated tires on duel axles & never seen any uneven wear (30 years of towing) but It can't hurt to rotate.


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Old 12-30-2013, 09:03 AM   #20
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Dangit Turbs... too early on a Monday for me to be thinking this hard!!! I like the idea of the "X pattern" that was shown on the first page. Reason for me thinking that way is you are not only switching the side of the trailer each and every tire was on but also switching the axle...

I tend to feel the way someone already mentioned that if the tires on a trailer are wearing badly, something is wrong.... Being that their isn't any steering involved and everything should be tracking true should there be any wear?

What causes the wear on our vehicles? Only thing that would/should cause un even wear that I can see is the toe in/out of the steering tires which is supposed to be there for added stability of the vehicle...

I know the shear weight of my buddies 7.3L power stroke eats tires too! (dang Fords!)


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